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Recommended for ages 5 and up. The astronomer will give a brief introduction before starting the show and welcomes questions from the audience after the show.

Follow the journey of a single photon as it is produced in a distant star, before travelling across the vast expanse of space to land on someone's retina.

This fulldome planetarium show explores some of the fascinating processes of the cosmos, from astrophysics to the biology of the eye and brain. Narrated by astronomer and science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Phantom of the Universe - The hunt for dark matter

Foto: CERN laboratory
Photo: CERN laboratory

Recommended for ages 9 and up. The astronomer will give a brief introduction before starting the show and welcomes questions from the audience after the show.

Here we follow the exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. The first hints of dark matter were wound by Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term. We get to see the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda galaxy and then plummet deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine.

From there, we journey across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter.

Sunstruck

Recommended for ages 5 and up. The astronomer will give a brief introduction before starting the show and welcomes questions from the audience after the show.

Our star, the Sun, supports all life on this planet and without it we would not be here.  The Sun is the heart of our Solar System.  But now that our society becomes more and more technologicaly dependent we do need to monitor it closely because solar storms and space weather can affect our sattelites in space and even our electronics here on the ground.  

Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away

From Earth to the Universe

Foto: ESO/B. Tafreshi
Photo: ESO/B. Tafreshi

Recommended for the whole family. The astronomer will give a brief introduction to the current night sky before starting the show and welcomes questions from the audience after the show.

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes.

LANGUAGES: With some forewarning we could offer this show in other languages such as German, French, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Romanian, Korean, Polish, Chinese or Japanese.

The Hot and Energetic Universe

Image Credit: ESO

Recommended for ages 9 and up. The astronomer will give a brief introduction to the current night sky before starting the show and welcomes questions from the audience after the show.

High Energy Astrophysics plays a key role in understanding the universe. These radiations reveal the processes in the hot and violent universe.  High Energy Astrophysics probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies, which are the most massive objects in the universe. It also probes hot gas accreting around supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies.

Finally, high energy radiation provides important information about our own galaxy, neutron stars, supernova remnants and stars like our Sun which emit copious amounts of high energy radiation. Europe plays a leading role in high energy astrophysics research.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE LANGUAGES:  English, German and Spanish.  With some forewarning we could offer this show in Japanese.

Stars

Photo: NSC Creative

Recommended for the whole family. The astronomer will give a brief introduction to the current night sky before starting the show and welcomes questions from the audience after the show.

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS

Solar Storms

Photo: SDO, NASA

Recommended for the whole family. The astronomer will give a brief introduction to the current night sky before starting the show and welcome questions from the audience after the show.

Our star, the Sun, is an everchanging and dynamic star.  The satellite mission STEREO is one of many missions whose job is to observe and study the Sun and its Solar Storms.  This twin satellite mission has given us exceptional views of our star and for the first time we are able to observe the entire solar surface.

Understanding Solar Storms is crucial since they can impact our life here on Earth. Coronal Mass Ejections and Radiobursts are observed and analysed to impove space weather forecasts.

We are astronomers

Photo: NSC Creative

Recommended for the whole family. The astronomer will give a brief introduction to the current night sky before starting the show and welcome questions from the audience after the show.

Have you ever wondered what an astronomer does?  The world of the astronomers has changed.  Today it is rare to find the lone observer looking through a telescope in the dark.  Astronomers today form huge international collaborations in order to work together to solve some of the biggest questions of our time.

Stars and galaxies

Photo: ESO

This show is only offered to teenagers and an adult audience.

With the guidence of an astronomer from Lund Observatory we explore our universe together.  This show welcome audience interaction and to some degree it will be unique, every time.  Here we can discuss everything from starformations and stellar death to the large scale structure of the universe.

Back to the Moon - For Good!

Recommended for the whole family. The astronomer will give a brief introduction to the current night sky before starting the show and welcome questions from the audience after the show.

The show opens with the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbor including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface. The Google Lunar XPRIZE is designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon.

How to see a show in English

We welcome international guests. 

Although shows in English are seldom scheduled we encourage you to contact the reception and make a request for one.  Given a small forewarning we can usually add a show in English to the weekend schedule.   

If you would like to request a show in English please contact the reception at phone: +46 46 222 43 51, e-mail: vattenhallen@lth.se or stop by.
  

Practical informatoin

Information about opening hours, shows and ticket prices can be found under Visit Us.
  

Group visits

The planetarium has 30 seats and room for one wheelchair.

Schools, teachers, companies, clubs and other groups, interested in astronomy, are welcome to book a show Tuesday-Friday. Phone our reception: 046 - 222 43 51 

Astronomers from Lund Observatory run the shows at the Planetarium. Use the opportunity to ask the questions you have been wondering about!

WELCOME!